Clerk also recognized as an Assistant, is one of the basic designation in Indian banks for which the Banks conduct an entrance examination. From 2011, around 20 nationalized banks employ the clerical cadre through IBPS Clerk recruitment carried out on a yearly basis. Thanks to a large number of openings, and widely talked-about perks at the banks, “IBPS Clerk” is now one of the most sought-after professions among the freshers. This article explains the whole process of IBPS Clerk Recruitment, starting from registration to the final placement, and the materials for preparing for the online exam.
This time around 19 banks are participating in the Clerk recruitment for approximately 19000 vacancies.
Salary and benefits available for IBPS Clerks
The following illustration explains the latest monthly remuneration payable to IBPS and other bank clerks. This is just a symbolic representation; the actual figures may slightly vary according to the duties allocated to the person and the location of posting.
The salary offered to Bank Clerk is relatively same as the central Govt. employees in the clerical positions. However, you get a few other comforts for being a bank employee; the long list of paid holidays and comfortable working environment delights the most. Apart from this, the process for getting loans and insurance coverage for you and your family is pretty straightforward and subsidized when you work with a bank.
IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2016: dates and steps involved
IBPS Clerk Recruitment is an yearly repeating process, and the recruiter takes approximately 4-6 months to complete all the stages illustrated in the following section.
|IBPS Clerk 2016: Schedule of Events||IBPS Clerk Dates in 2016|
|Online Registration for Exam||22-08-2016 to 12-09-2016|
|Call Letter (Pre-Exam training)||25-10-2016 to 12-09-2016|
|Pre-Exam training||07-11-2016 to 12-11-2016|
|Download Clerk Prelims Exam Call Letter||Starting from 18-11-2016|
|Online IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam||26, 27-22-2016, and 03, 04-12-2016|
|Preliminary Exam results||December 2016|
|Download Clerk Main Exam Call Letter||December 2016|
|IBPS Clerk Main Exam (Online)||31-12-2016 & 01-01-2017|
|Provisional allotment||April 2017|
The whole exercise starts with the general registration of the candidate over the Internet. Candidates have to visit the IBPS website during the dates specified in the above-given schedule and apply as per the directions are given below. IBPS will accept the applications upon receiving payment and will allot a registration number and password for the clerical cadre applicant. IBPS provides free training for SC/ST and other backward classes, and such category of candidates may attend it if they need exposure to style and pattern of IBPS Clerk Exam. The contenders will then appear for the two-stage examinations, interviews, leading to the final allotment. Participants will get SMS and email notification regarding the recruitment throughout the course mentioned above, as they progress and move forward.
Process of applying online for IBPS Clerk Exam
- The first step is to download the IBPS Clerk Advertisement which includes all details of the recruitment in 2016 session. DOWNLOAD.
- Check your Eligibility: Obviously it is a foremost thing do when you apply for any exam. The latest requirement for IBPS Clerk Recruitment in 2016 is what you see below.
1. Indian Citizenship. (There is exception for people of Indian origin and some other categories. Please refer the ad for the full wordings. )
2. Age: 20-28 (as on 01-08-2016). That is, the candidates born between 02-08-1988 and 01-08-1996 are eligible to register for this year’s IBPS clerk recruitment. As always, SC/ST/OBC and some other category of applicants can claim relaxation in this requirement.
A candidate can take the benefit of cumulative relaxation, up-to one additional group shown in the table given above.
3. Computer knowledge is mandatory for all IBPS Clerk aspirants, and language proficiency ( in the local language of the applying State) is highly preferable.
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Details of the IBPS Clerk Exam
In 2015, IBPS implemented a dual-stage examination method to the clerical recruitment, and they have withdrawn the interviews. Candidates applying for the clerical cadre will have to attend a preliminary exam of 100 marks. Those who score above a certain level of the standard set by IBPS will then get the call for the Main Exam. The preliminary exam is conducted only for the division of candidates to the Mains, and it is not taken for the final selection. The pattern of the IBPS Mains and Prelims, number of questions, allotted time, and marks is there in the screenshot uploaded below.
Each right answers bring one mark to the participant’s table, and there is a penalty of .25 for wrong ones.
IBPS conducts their Clerk examination in the online mode, through a computer. Those who are new to the IBPS recruitment, a demo of the exam window is given in this page.
Prepare for IBPS Clerk Exam: A few good books
IBPS Clerk is one of the easiest among the bank exams in India; however, competition kills this advantage. People who are getting bank coaching for PO, and Specialist Exams are also applying for IBPS Clerk Recruitment. So nowadays it is becoming a difficult task to clear bank exams in first chance unless you have a good general knowledge and mathematical skills.
How to build up your knowledge for IBPS Clerk exams? Reading, and practicing previous year’s Bank papers is what you need. Buy one of the books mentioned below and set a daily goal.
Arihant Experts IBPS Clerk CWE 2016 Book: Arihant publication has released updated edition of their study materials for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016. This time, they have released two separate books for the IBPS Clerk Main Exam and the Prelims. The book for Main Exams contains solved IBPS Clerk and other Bank Clerk Exam papers from 2008 up to 2015. The other text, the one for prelims is divided into three sections or topics as per the syllabus of the Prelims Exam along with a fully solved IBPS Clerk Prelims 2015 question paper.
Manorama Yearbook is an excellent pick preparing GK section in competitive exams, and it is a highly rated book on Amazon, but we believe that is a bit outdated for Clerk Exam 2016.
IBPS Clerk: Selection process after main exam.
Following the guidelines of the Central Government, IBPS has discontinued the interviews for IBPS Clerk Recruitment from 2015. Candidates passing the Clerk Main Exam with a good score, much above the IBPS minimum cut-off will get a provisional allotment. Have a look at the state-wise minimum score at which candidates got an interim placement in last year’s Clerk Exam. You have to score above this range in the Clerk Main Exam to expect a clerical job in 2016.
The provisional appointment will be confirmed only after verification of documents and other formalities. IBPS will keep a Reserve List, up to 10% of each category of applicants to accommodate further vacancies and quits.